That was by and large what Messrs Shakespeare & Franklin told us and needless to say we took them at face value.
Untangled, the saying basically means you may categorise Paris Hilton as God's unfinished project but there would always be colossal fatheads like Cristiano Ronaldo who would drool over her, even if momentarily.
Or take the vastly polarising act of spitting on others for instance.
While it's generally accepted as one of the five sureshot ways of incurring a black eye, the same act would endear you no end if the other guy happens to speak Maa, worship Engai and live in an Inkajijik somewhere in Masai Mara.
It's a matter of perception, we are told.
Now sample this:
In the dressing room they told me I was hitting the good balls too. But if you look at it my way I hit only the bad ones.
Don't allow the Team India bonhomie con you. Sehwag clearly doesn't see eye-to-eye with his teammates when it comes to the aesthetics of a delivery.
What his teammates perceive as good appears simply rotten to him.
He has redefined batting. Now Sehwag redefines beauty.
Let's get the saying right. Lack of beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
(P.S. Revisit the 7 tenets of Sehwag's batting)